We like that the HS250h packs a good deal of cabin tech and luxurious refinements, but we wonder if the decidedly average fuel economy is worth the additional complexity of the hybrid drive train.
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The Buffalo LinkStation Live has a lot of features and the right price to make it a really compelling home NAS drive, but its slow speeds give us pause.
A very good prosumer HD camcorder, the Panasonic HDC-HS250 is the best deal of its product line, but has the same annoying touch-screen interface.
Sony's SDM-S204 suffers from a lack of features and middling performance, making other, less expensive displays a better value.
Motorola HS810 Bluetooth Headset
Samsung SyncMaster S27A550H
The Samsung SyncMaster S23A550H LED monitor performs well and the price is good, but it simply pales in comparison with its predecessor.
Though we weren't impressed by the Motorola HS820's style, it offers satisfactory performance for a low-range Bluetooth headset.
The Motorola HS850 offers Bluetooth fans a stylish, well-performing headset that you won't mind wearing.
The Aluratek Tornado external hard drive is a RFID-secured hard-drive enclosure that doesn't have the performance or the innovation to warrant its expensive price tag. We don't recommend the poorly designed Tornado since the competition offers more storage space and a higher level of security at less cost.